Netezza Analytics Review

A solution that offers good performance, but the hardware has a risk of failure and it doesn't scale well


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for data mark creation.

What is most valuable?

The performance of the solution is its most valuable feature. The solution is easy to administer as well. It's very user-friendly. On the technical side, the architecture is simple to understand and you don't need too many administrators to handle the solution.

What needs improvement?

The hardware has a risk of failure. They need to improve this. It also needs a system re-index.

They should improve their Schema and base it on Snowflake Schema features.

The solution should offer backup and restore options on some features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has a reasonable amount of stability. I'd rate it as medium stability since the hardware has a risk of failure. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is not good. They claim it's scalable but it's not, especially in comparison with other solutions.

How are customer service and technical support?

The solution offers excellent technical support.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Mircosoft services such as Teradata. We were using Teradata for our data warehouse. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It's really easy. Deployment for us took about three months. We used about four team members during implementation.

What about the implementation team?

We handled the implementation ourselves.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, but in the end, we got a very nice deal from IBM Netezza.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model.

I would rate the solution six out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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